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Public Invited to Learn About Equal Justice

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Equal Justice Open House is set for Wednesday, October 11 in Kennewick; citizens will learn of legal representation options for low-income people.

The event is open to the public, at the United Way office at 201 North Young Street, from four to six p.m., and it's hosted by the Benton Franklin Legal Aid, Columbia Legal Services, and the Northwest Justice Project.

Organizers say over 80 percent of low-income people who could use legal representation go without in civil issues.

Judge Cameron Mitchell, of the Benton-Franklin Superior Court, will give a keynote speech.

The Northwest Justice Project encourages low-income people with civil legal matters to call their toll free hotline at 1-888-201-1014.